The Cabinet of Curiosities including World History and Culture
December 05 - 10, 2020
Spanning a wide range of cultures and historical eras, highlights from this sale include an important letter by Mahatma Gandhi; Islamic and Middle Eastern pottery; pre-Columbian pottery from Central and South America; a good collection of engraved powder horns from the French, Indian and American Revolutionary Wars; and early NASA lunar photographs. The auction also includes an assortment of antique cameras, pistols, swords, knives, daggers, maps and fossils, as well as a variety of other curious objects.
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Previews by appointment only
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Restrictions exist regarding the import and export of species protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species).This includes but is not limited to items made of or containing bone (whalebone etc.), ivory, tortoise shell, seal skin, rhinoceros horn and any other animal part and is strictly controlled or forbidden by most countries. Please review your country’s laws before bidding on pieces made of or containing these restricted items. It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to inquire about and obtain the proper permits for artwork purchased that may contain restricted materials, if such permit can be obtained. Please contact the department for further assistance. For more information please visit WWW.CITES.ORG
BUYER TERMS & CONDITIONS
- Each lot sold is subject to a buyer’s premium of 20% of the successful bid price as part of the purchase price.
- Unless exempted by law, the buyer is required to pay Ontario Retail Sales Tax and Federal Goods and Services Tax on the total purchase price including the buyer`s premium.
- Taxes are exempt for any items directly shipped from our premises out of Canada.
- The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lot from sale at any time, to divide any lot or to combine any two or more lots at his sole discretion, all without notice.
- All Prices in Canadian Funds
- Please see our complete BUYER TERMS & CONDITIONS
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